Police arrest 6 suspects over 'Jihad recruiting'

7th November 2006, Comments 0 comments

7 November 2006, AMSTERDAM — Police have arrested six suspects on suspicion of recruiting Islamic extremist fighters.

7 November 2006

AMSTERDAM — Police have arrested six suspects on suspicion of recruiting Islamic extremist fighters.

Inquiries have indicated that Jihad fighters were recruited by documents and films that incited hatred against non-Muslims.

Some of the suspects are alleged to have obtained false travel documents for journeys to Iraq.

The arrests took place on Monday night and Tuesday morning in Amsterdam and The Hague, the public prosecution office said.

The investigation was started in November 2005 based on a tip-off from the security service AIVD.

The AIVD had informed police about the alleged wish of three young men to participate in Jihad.

The three men from The Hague travelled to Azerbaijan, where they claimed to be holidaying, but are accused of being in contact with an extremist Muslim network.

Police are now investigating whether the six suspects can be charged with forming a criminal terrorist organisation.

The suspects have been identified as five men and a woman.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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